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January 27, 2012

Kaspersky Lab Ends 2011 with Streak of Third-Party Testing Victories

Kaspersky Lab Ends 2011 with Streak of Third-Party Testing Victories

Woburn, MA – January 27, 2011Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, is proud to announce a series of wins in comparative tests conducted by several different independent testing organizations.  Topping this list of successes, Kaspersky Lab was also awarded Product of the Year by AV-Comparatives.

Five New Independent Accolades for Kaspersky Lab Products

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8for Windows and Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 received Virus Bulletin’s 100 Certification after being tested along with nearly 60 other security solutions.  In three different tests that judge for VB100 Certification, both Kaspersky Lab products achieved perfect results: on-demand test, on-access test, and clean-set test all received a score of 100 percent.  Details of the VB100 comparative test can be found here, and the detailed test methodology is here. The original Kaspersky Lab press release on the win is here.

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windowsand Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 beat all other  competing products in complex testing by AV-Test.org, the “Independent It Security Institute,” receiving the highest scores of 17 (average: 13.2) and 17.5 (average: 13.4), respectively.  Testing consisted of several trials, including those on effectiveness of malware detection and removal, the number of false positive detections, and resource usage.  The original Kaspersky Lab press release on this win is here.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 received the Best Consumer Security Software Product designation by Computer Bild, one of Europe’s most popular IT magazines.  In this testing, Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 was the only product to neutralize all active malware on the infected test system.  It also achieved the best result in a real-world test, effectively blocking all malicious objects before they could infiltrate the system.  The original Kaspersky Lab press release is here.

Kaspersky Mobile Security 9, Kaspersky Lab’s Android-based mobile phone security solution, received the highest score of five stars from PC Security Labs, the only test lab in China to have joined the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization.  Twenty smartphone security solutions were tested for detection of malware, on which Kaspersky Mobile Security 9 was among the top three rated solutions, and included a perfect score for false-positive detections. The full report on the testing can be found here, and the original Kaspersky Lab press release is here.

Last but not least, Kaspersky Lab won the annual AV-Comparatives’ Product of the Year Award.  This award is based on the results of nine different key comparative tests of consumer anti-virus solutions conducted in 2011, and included Kaspersky Anti-Virus and Kaspersky Internet Security.  Significantly, Kaspersky Lab was the only solution provider awarded the highest grade, Advanced+, in all nine tests.  The full Anti-Virus Comparative Summary Report 2011 can be found here.  The original Kaspersky Lab press release is here.  The nine different AV-Comparative tests conducted throughout 2011, in which Kaspersky Lab got the highest grade, can be found here.  AV-Comparatives summarized the results of their 2011 tests here:



Nikolay Grebennikov, Chief Technology Officer

Kaspersky Lab

The importance of these independent test results for our wide range of consumer and corporate security products cannot be underestimated. If we were to compare them to a sports contest, they would be like winning gold medals in all the disciplines of the Olympic Games. Achieving excellent detection rates is one of our main goals, because in a world seeing tens of thousands of new malware samples each day no one can afford to miss just one serious threat. We are very happy to see the world’s most reputable independent research institutions praising the effectiveness of our products, while at the same time we refuse to rest on our laurels and will strive to improve our products even further into the future.”


About Kaspersky Lab
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